This Is the Best Way to Take Time for Yourself, According to Melissa Wood-Tepperberg

The workout and wellness leader urges movement as a way to achieve greater bliss throughout your day.
Melissa Wood-Tepperberg.

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg.

As a workout and wellness leader, Melissa Wood-Tepperberg has a knack for offering the best movement-related advice and tips. Her health brand is built around the idea that any movement—no matter how long or arduous—is better than none. Of the many messages she sends along those lines, one of the most inspiring was certainly the one she shared in a TikTok on Sept. 20.

In her recent reel, she framed daily movement as an opportunity to take time for yourself. Amidst everyday responsibilities, movement is the best way to relax and destress, she noted.

Wood-Tepperberg acknowledged that “getting [herself] to the mat and doing the work” can be difficult. But every time that she gets there and moves through a workout, “bliss just washes over my body,” she said of the benefits of making time for movement.

“Just a little something to encourage you all to take some time for yourselves. It’s so important and it completely changes the way you move through your day,” she wrote in the caption of the clip that she shared with her 115,000 followers.

But for Wood-Tepperberg, it’s not just about getting to your mat. It’s about resisting procrastination and making time for it as early in your day as possible in order to reap the benefits of exercise for as much of the day as possible.

“Get out of your own way [and] get to your mat,” she urged. So, whatever your chosen form of movement, remember to make time for it—and yourself—in your day-to-day routine.

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Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.